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Introduction to Motion Design  

This course provides a thorough introduction to digital motion design using Adobe After Effects, the industry standard software program for visual effects and 2D motion design projects. Learn the essentials of choosing bit-depth, creating multimedia projects, importing digitized video footage as well as Photoshop and Illustrator files. There will be a student project gallery, critique and feedback areas, and downloadable videos specific to the curriculum. Practical techniques will include viewing and managing footage, setting key frames, working with alpha channels, applying effects, and animating text. Watch demonstrations of nesting pre-compositions, cloning, and time remapping.

This is the final course in the Digital Design Certificate Program. While it is possible for some students to go into Motion Design without having had the first 3 courses in the series, it is not advisable. Information in this program is offered sequentially and the lessons build upon one another. If you have not taken Fundamentals of Digital Color and Design, Intro to Still Image Design, and Vector-based Illustration, but think you would like to register for this course, please contact the academic coordinator first. Rick Hughes can be reached at richard.hughes@mso.umt.edu.

Course meets online. Course is non-credit.

Visit the program website for complete information about the course, schedule, system requirements, prerequisites, textbooks or other course materials, and refunds.

This course is one of the four-course Digital Design Certificate Program. A discount applies when registering for all four courses. Refer to the program website above for complete information about registering for the series.

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